Why Thyroid Sufferers May Feel Better in the Summer

By on June 9, 2018

By Dr. Becky Campbell—

Did you know that there is a close connection between Vitamin D levels and your thyroid function? One of the most effective sources of Vitamin D is sunlight and during the summer months, the sun is shines stronger and for longer throughout the day. The longer days of sunlight leaves you with greater Vitamin D exposure.

Hyperthyroidism is a disease where an overactive thyroid produces too many thyroid hormones. Higher levels of Vitamin D can easily overcome the more active thyroid hormones through boosting your immune system. Research shows that 97% of thyroid issues are autoimmune in nature. Those with Vitamin D deficiency are at greater risk of developing an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Grave’s disease. Some symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency and thyroid disease include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Weight Gain
  • Pain in Bones 

Here’s how to support your vitamin D levels during the other seasons when the sun is not shining as brightly and is setting earlier:

  • Supplement with magnesium since it is needed to help with Vitamin D absorption.
  • Try cod liver oil, it is loaded with vitamin D among other important nutrients.
  • Take a vitamin D supplement that also has vitamin K2 so that the vitamin D does not cause calcification in the soft tissue

Eat vitamin D rich foods like:

  • Cod liver oil – 1 tsp: 440 IU (over 100% DV)
  • Sardines – 3 ounces: 164 IU (41% DV)
  • Wild Caught Salmon – 3 ounces: 400 IU (100% DV)
  • Mackerel – 3 ounces: 400 IU (100% DV)
  • Wild Caught Tuna – 3 ounces: 228 IU (57% DV) 
  • Raw Milk – 1 cup: 98 IU (24% DV)
  • Caviar – 1 oz: 33 IU (8% DV)
  • Eggs Yolks – 1 large: 41 IU (10% DV)
  • Mushrooms – 1 cup: 2 IU (1% DV)

THE 30-DAY THYROID RESET will help you reclaim your life and your health. Dr. Campbell speaks from the heart and has truly poured her heart, soul, and experience into these pages to bring you a piece of medical literature that is not only effective, but that is also approachable, sustainable and tasty!

Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggled with many of the issues her patients struggle with today, and she has made it her mission to help patients all around the world with her virtual practice. Dr. Becky Campbell is the founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com and author of “The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan.” She specializes in Hashimoto’s disease and hopes to help others regain their life as functional medicine helped her regain hers. 

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Why Thyroid Sufferers May Feel Better in the Summer